Agios Dionisios Church
Agios Dionisios Church
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THE_DOWLINGS2013
Addlestone, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
Whether you are religious or not you will be amazed at the beauty of this traditional church. It is covered in gold and is so peaceful. A really wonderful place to reflect quietly. The greeks are very religious and you see many of them coming to kiss their saints and say their prayers. I've never in my life seen something so ornate. No matter where you look your eyes are met with art and sculpture. The ceilings are covered with beautiful paintings and when you leave you feel at peace.
Written September 30, 2013
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Anne P
Truro, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We arrived just as the congregation were leaving & there was a lovely atmosphere as friends chatted. The interior is absolutely beautiful. A must see.
Written October 17, 2016
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BB182014
Blackburn, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Beautiful you could spend an hour just sitting looking at wonderful interior and contemplating. Nothing to dislike.
Written June 27, 2014
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Alex T
England745 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a beautiful Cathedral, home to the island's patron saint. The atmosphere is peaceful, and the saint's tomb spectacular.

So why did I deduct marks from this review? No sooner had I lit and planted my candles (in a group with those of other family members) than a man bustled up and lined them and others all up at the edge of the sand tray, extinguishing some that had barely burnt down at all. There was no need for this, and to do it while someone is still praying is inexcusable.

It was also rather odd that the basket with modesty shawls was at the exit, not the entrance of the cathedral.
Written June 24, 2018
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christina s
Zakynthos Town, Greece15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
a church different from all others.
arm chairs from red velvet
the whole church decorated with leaves from gold.
The sacred body of SAINT DENIS ready to accept your problem and heal all wounds.
Just believe in HIM
Written April 30, 2014
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Stephen f
Plymouth, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
If your tired and hot after wandering around the lovely busy town that Zakynthos surely is, have a stroll to the imposing building that is the church of Agios Dionyssios, the tall bell tower is detached from the main body of the church it is easy to find just go down to the main seafront harbour road (Lombardou) and turn right, you will not fail to miss the building at the end of the harbour road. One word of advice if you're walking on the seaward side of the road it means you have to cross over, grab anything you may have of value tightly ( children wives and or girlfriends etc) and just imagine you are lined up in a 100 meter sprint final, you've got the idea, when a gap appears in the traffic it won't be there for long so make the most of it and go! There, once across have a good look at the outside before going into the church, on entering ladies will be offered a black veil to drape over their shoulders but only if they are bare ( the shoulders that is, not the ladies)! Once inside spend time to have a good look around both above, below and behind, the work detailed is amazing and of course from a religious point of view the church is held in great reverence.
Should you be fortunate enough to meet father Nikita he will tell you much about the church you will not find anywhere else, he has served this church for 60 years! also when I asked why pictures were being taken he put one hand over his eyes and said if he can't see then it's not a problem. Enough has been said on the actual contents of the church so It can be left to the individual to find
out for themselves, so if you find yourself with time to spare or even better make it one of the places to visit, lastly as you walk into the church there is a donation box for the poor so any change is always appreciated.
Written October 14, 2013
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Zuek
St. Petersburg, Russia401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
The church for the patron saint of the island, in Zante Town. It's ecclesiastical museum (€2; h9am-1pm & 5-9pm) contains icons from the Monastery of Strofades (home to Dionysios for several
years) and many items from an old time. Church is working and you can be part of sacramentum if you are an orthodox christians.
Written April 2, 2013
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David D
Devon, UK25,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Monday 19th July and we visited this magnificent Church which overlooks the harbour in Zante Town

This impressive building is the largest Church on Zakynthos. On the 17th December is the Feast Day of Agios Dionysios, Patron Saint, and Protector of the island.

No photography is permitted inside the Church, so this review is a very poor attempt to describe the spectacular and grandure of the interior.

Before we entered the Church we had no idea what to expect, we should have had some inkling what to expect having seen the magnificent gilded paintings above the entrance.

The interior is filled with so many icons, paintings, marble columns all under the many large chandeliers, which hang from the decorated ceiling. Our eyes danced around from one side of the Church to the other trying to see everything, far too much to absorb.

The amazing combination of the richness of the red velvet seats, the bright gold leaf which is generously applied throughout the Church and stained glass windows, is a spectacle to behold.

The ancient and precious relics of Agios Dionysios are housed in this most sacred place.

It took 23 years to build the Church which began in 1925 and completed 1948. It is regarded as miraculous as the recently completed Church was unscathed during the devastating earthquake of 1953.

Outside of the Church there are two bust statues of former Bishops, by the main entrance, Bishop Dionysios Plaisas and Bishop Chrysostomos. Along the side of the Church there is another bronze bust of Saint Theodoros the Martyr.
Written August 11, 2021
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desimgmG
Sofia, Bulgaria3,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Agios Dionisios Church or also known as St. Dennis Church is situated in the city town of Zante. My pics are from 27th of August 2014.
Written March 22, 2021
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JohnH3759
Harrogate, UK438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is a must see when you are in the city. Like many of the churches you find in Greece this one does not let you down. Just take a seat in the church and soak up the atmosphere.
Written September 23, 2020
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